Gimmicky drinks aren’t really our thing. While we can always appreciate a new spin on a classic spirit, it’s all too easy for blends or new flavors to end up being a little bit…too much. Like pretzel flavored beer? No thank you. With that said, we’d be willing to give MG – Mezcal Gin – a try.

Mezcal Gin is distilled in Durango, Mexico, and is a perfect blend of the two spirits, a classic agave mezcal blended with gin botanicals (juniper, cardamom, angelica, coriander, dragon eye, Guinea pepper, orange peel and nutmeg).  Sounds a little out there, yes – but  mix those herby botanicals with the smoky palate and mild chili finish, and you’ve got something that is both familiar and exotic.

MG is powerful inside a mixed drink, but still smooth enough to sip straight; it’s fun, fresh and entirely unique. If you’re looking for something to put a little zest in the party this summer, by the bonfire or next to the grill, grab yourself a bottle. We hope to try it out.